Pergamon

Pergamon or Pergamum, was an ancient Greek city in modern-day Turkey, in Mysia, today located 16 miles (26 km) from the Aegean Sea on a promontory on the north side of the river Caicus (Bakırçay), that became the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon during the Hellenistic period, under the Attalid dynasty, 281–133 BC. Today, the main sites of ancient Pergamon are to the north and west of the modern city of Bergama.

In the Acropolis, the remains that you see on the left side while going in, are the monumental tombs built for the kings of Pergamon during the Hellenistic period. When you enter the Acropolis, you see on the left side the foundations of Propylon (monumental gates), which were constructed by Eumenes II. When you pass to the square surrounded with three stoas of the Doric order you will notice the ruins of the temple of Athena, built during the time of Eumenes II in the 3rd century B.C. The famous Library of Pergamon which contained 200,000 books, was situated north of the square. Antonius gave all the books of the library to Cleopatra as a wedding gift.

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Today the town of modern Bergama is also famous for its cotton, carpets, and gold production.

Guided Tours or transfers can also be provided to Bergamon.Please advise with the office.